Greenpeace Southeast Asia


ADB and Global Warming by Chuck Baclagon
April 30, 2009, 6:26 am
Filed under: Stop climate change | Tags: , , ,

This month, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) issued the 250-page report, “The Economics of Climate Change in Southeast Asia: A Regional Review” which focuses on the impact on the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand, and is billed as the largest regional report of its type.

Climate change threatens Southeast Asia’s huge coastal cities and could slash crop output and access to clean water, triggering conflicts unless the region adapts and cuts its carbon emissions, the ADB report concludes.

However, ADB has been pushing dirty energy and false solutions related to the energy sector in a big way, especially clean coal. And surprisingly, in the report, it proposes nuclear power as one of global warming mitigation options. Yes, they say that the report does not represent ADB’s view per se, but Business as Usual is something ADB has inherited.


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